How to Grow Green Onions in Just a Jar of Water

Being a college student on a budget can be very difficult. It can be even more difficult if you are trying to eat a healthy, organic, diet. In an effort to try and spice up my meals while saving money I came across some people talking about how you can grow green onions in just a jar of water. This was perfect for me because I’m constantly trying to save money without sacrificing my eating habits, plus I love green onions in my food. I will admit that I was quite skeptical about the whole idea of being able to grow green onions without a pot and soil. I decided to give the idea a try and what do you know it actually works. Not only does growing my own green onions save me a little bit of money, but it’s a small step that everyone can take, provided they like onions, to reducing waste and providing their very own food for themselves. Plus, they look great growing in the window and really brighten up our kitchen having some live plants growing near where we cook.

There are just a few steps you have to take until you have your very own green onions growing. All you need in order to grow your own green onions is a small jar, clean water, access to sunlight, and of course, onions. You do not need to buy completely new green onions in order to do this, as long as you have the bottom piece of the onion that has the roots you will be just fine. Typically it is better to leave about an inch of the white part of the green onion down to the roots so that it will grow faster.

First all you need to do is fill a clean jar about halfway full with water.


Get some green onions and the small, one inch pieces of the bottom part of the onions with the roots and stick them into the water.


Next, stick it all in the jar of water and let it sit near the sunlight, preferably in a window where it can get direct sunlight.


     And there you have it! You should have your very own green onions in no time. I found that they grow even better if you change out the water about every other day or so, so that they always have some fresh water to grow in. They will grow fast so have fun with your new fresh green onions and no longer needing to go to the store every time you want them for your food. It’s a small way to help reduce waste and save a few dollars in the process.

Here’s a link to another blogger that had some success with growing her own green onions!

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